Thomas Reams Johnson

Funeral services for Thomas Reams Johnson, 82, of Cornelia, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel with the Rev. Charles Holland and the Rev. Terry Rice officiating. Interment will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 9, and from noon until the service hour on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the funeral home.

Mr. Johnson passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018.

Born on Dec. 17, 1935, in Warrenton, Mr. Warren was the son of the late Ira H. and Annie L. Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Ira Everett Johnson, Marvin Alton Johnson and Leon Foster Johnson; sister, Navy Newsome; and great-grandchild, Peyton Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a member of Level Grove Baptist Church. He was a United States Army Veteran, having served his country in the Korean Conflict. He also served in Japan. Mr. Johnson was a retired electrician.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Willaree Ledford Johnson of Cornelia; daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Brian Ivy of Gainesville; sons and daughters-in-law, Leon and Sandra Johnson of Flowery Branch; Johnny and Lisa Johnson of Gainesville; sister, Annette Finley of Thomson; brother, Lewis Johnson of Thomson; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Flowers are welcomed or memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.  

Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home & Crematory, North Chapel, Demorest.

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